Per Gärdin Per Gärdin

b. 1956, soprano and alto saxophones in mainly improvisational settings. Originally selftaught, later studied saxophone and music theory for Lennart Jansson, and Musicology, Ethnology, Philosophy and History of Ideas at Stockholm University.

Collaborations in improvised music at EMS, the electronic music studio in Stockholm 1979-1982. Worked in different studio sessions in duo/trio/quartet settings in the mid to late 80s. From the 90s and onwards mostly small temporary groups and solo saxophone improvisations and recordings. 2009-2010 a member of Total Vibration (including among others Markus Breuss and Tsukiko Amakawa), a group based in Spain concentrating on playing Don Cherry-compositions.

Played in different constellations with among others Tsukiko Amakawa, Andreas Axelsson, Bengt Berger, Johannes Bergmark, Todd Capp, Javier Carmona, Harris Eisenstadt, Jörgen Adolfsson, Niklas Korssell, Sven Larsson, RED trio (Rodrigo Pinheiro, Hernani Faustino, Gabriel Ferrandini), Gino Robair, Adam Rudolph, Sara Schoenbeck, David Stackenäs, Ricardo Tejero, Lisa Ullén, Simone Weissenfels, Jair-Rohm Parker Wells. So far ibnmusik has released “in situ” (2010), “loos” (2012) and “Oblique mirrors” (2015).

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  • loos by Eyal Hareuveni
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Albums by Per Gärdin

Album History of The Lisbon Chaplaincy by Per Gärdin

History of The Lisbon...

Creative Sources Recordings

Album Oblique mirrors by Per Gärdin

Oblique mirrors

Ibn Musik

Album loos by Per Gärdin


Ibn Musik



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